Kirk's Toy Shop, Advertising Ticket
Kirk's Toy Shop, Advertising Ticket, brass, circa 1780, by I Kirk, a mother and children enter a shop with shelves marked out as compartments with numerous items visible including doll figures and miniature horses, rev. DUTCH/AND ENGLISH/ TOYS , FANS, &/ SOLD BY I. KIRK, IN ST. PAUL'/ CHURCH/ YARD, 31 mm, (DW. 341/1). The surface of the metal slightly mottled in places, otherwise nearly very fine. £195.00
Bailey's British Directory of Merchants & Traders's Useful Companion, 1784, 1st Edition records
JAMES KIRK TOY WAREHOUSE No. 52 St. PAUL'S CHURCH YARD. He is subsequently described as an engraver, seal engraver and toyman. He was also a medallist, receiving premiums from the Society of Arts and former pupil of James Anthony Dassier.
Another extremely rare advertising ticket for Kirk shows a dancing doll and a soldier with a drum.
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